Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 325–338

Characteristics, Services, and Outcomes of Treatment for Women

  • Dean R. Gerstein
  • Robert A. Johnson

DOI: 10.1023/A:1007639707065

Cite this article as:
Gerstein, D.R. & Johnson, R.A. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment (2000) 22: 325. doi:10.1023/A:1007639707065


This paper analyzes the demographic and pretreatment characteristics of maleand female participants in the National Treatment Improvement Evaluation Study,including the women's treatment experiences and the outcomes of various types of substance abuse treatment. Follow-up of a multisite sample of 1,374 women and 3,037 men indicates minimal differences exist between menand women in the outcomes of five modalities of substance abuse treatment. Treatment appears to reduce women's drug and alcohol use and illegal activities and increase their levels of employment. Demographic and pretreatment characteristics are only modestly associated with differences in treatment outcomes, and differential service receipt has inconsistent effects on outcomes.

women drug treatment treatment effectiveness treatment characteristics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dean R. Gerstein
    • 1
  • Robert A. Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.National Opinion Research Center at the University of ChicagoWashington

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